Compare with other Internet vendors located out there in a bay of eeeeeees who would propose to charge you one hundred and nine monies per fork!!!
A hand wrought item with Garrard's usual exceptional quality, the subtle hammer marks are clearly visible from the interior. No monogram, a few very minor sins but fine overall condition. This little gem holds a pint of liquid without even breaking a sweat-- we think it would make a superb bar pitcher...
Brams was a noted jewelry designer; also a prominent collector of folk and ethnographic art. He is now retired and living in New York.
You can sit this in the middle of your Danish Modern dining room table and simply say "ahh" every time you walk by...
As our friend Don Soeffing has recounted in "The Battle of the Birds" (Silver Magazine, November/December 1995), production of this pattern was short lived, because W & H lost this particular battle against Tiffany for infringement of their design pattern...
Though it's a bit sad to think about what has happened to such a once-large set, at least spoons fifteen and sixteen are able to keep each other company for the foreseeable future...
Though not a "first demand" pattern, the Antique Ivies were made by several manufacturers, and involved extensive skill and hand work to produce. Expensive when first sold, they are members of a dying breed, as most flatware of this quality has now been consigned to the melting pot. This handsome pair was given as a twenty-fifth wedding anniversary...
All six, yes that's 6 forks for one small pile of monies!!!
Please note that each bird is slightly different in form, and that only one bears Adler's mark. However, we do believe them to be of a pair.
Marguerite was design...
There is some rather sloppy soldering on the beaded border beneath the spout (I do not believe this to be a repair) which we show in agonizing detail, see image four, but aside from this the condition is very good
Height excluding handle 3 3/8 inches, weight 5.84 Troy ounces, 2 5/8 inches across base, a few minor dents but very good overall condition.
Though the mark overstrikes that of Wolcott (& Gelston?), work from Spear's Savannah period is scarce, and this mark was previously unrecorded. It is now included in Wm Erik Voss' excellent compendium ...
Not antique, but truly a quality item. If Yours Truly were to have a coat of arms, it would probably resemble this one...
Maltby Pelletreau was the second generation of this illustrious silversmithing family. His partnership with Bennett and Cook lasted only three years, so the date range for this item is pleasantly narrow. Thei...
For those of you who favor comparison shopping, a similar though slightly more fatigued example with pitting in the bowl recently sold on ebay (item 281610340194) @157.50